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Who is playing Conan?
As if declining ad sales weren't enough, does industry trade The Hollywood Reporter have major egg on its face?
The Reporter broke a story on Thursday that stuntman Roland Kickinger is set to play "Conan the Barbarian" in Lionsgate and Nu Image/Millennium's reboot of the classic character. Like the first Conan, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kickinger is Austrian, a former bodybuilder and even had a role in the current "Terminator Salvation." It seemed to make a sense -- Kickinger looks the part and would be an inexpensive solution for the studios.
However, according to Latino Review, this is completely untrue and that the studios haven't even hired a casting director yet. Who is right? Stay tuned.